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Grades suffer when class time doesn't match students' biological clocks

from Education Week

Regardless of whether students like to rise with the dawn or stay up after midnight, new research suggests that when their class schedules fall out of sync with their biological clocks, their grades can suffer. A study in the journal Scientific Reports suggests students who develop consistent daily class schedules that match their natural body rhythms have better grades — and students whose circadian rhythms don't match "normal" class days pay the price. The study comes as more high schools nationwide experiment with an array of school schedules, from late starts to four-day weeks and alternating block classes. more

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